9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
Bay Area Steve
February 2nd, 20101:35 pm
I liked Pulp Fiction, not nearly as much as a lot of others, but I liked it. I felt the same way about Get Shorty and its prequel or sequel, whatever it was called. I shouldn’t say I don’t like Tarantino; I forget the quantity he’s been involved in. But, some of his stuff I couldn’t even finish. Death Proof was that car with Kurt Russell, right (and Rosario Dawson, yum)? That movie was ridiculous. But, I see he did Basterds, which y’all are raving about. I’ll definitely have to check that out.
Eric from MO
February 2nd, 20101:37 pm
Got to agree with DOB. When the only good thing about a movie is the special effects, then it means the movie probably sucks. Guess thats why I havent seen Avatar yet. If the plot was just the bit least interesting I would of watched it a month ago.
Arkansas Transplant – I’ve become a bit of a Lost freak – a couple of summers ago I re-watched the first four seasons, and keep up with some of the online commentary. My young lady friend, however, is most concerned with whether Josh Holloway will take off his shirt tonight…
February 2nd, 20101:38 pm
Just finished watching The Hurt Locker. I must say, I put it up there with District 9 as the best movies I’ve seen this year. Avatar was good, and I really enjoyed it, but, the story was nothing special. Was definately worth the 3 hours though. I didn’t get to see it in 3D.
The only thing that dings The Hurt Locker, IMO, is the lack of real character development. However, it is gripping to the point of making you uncomfortable when you watch it.
February 2nd, 20101:39 pm
I’d like to reiterate that someone, with presumably an expert-level understanding of our great game, gave Willy Taveras four million dollars, and better than six million over two years.
February 2nd, 20101:40 pm
My young lady friend, however, is most concerned with whether Josh Holloway will take off his shirt tonight
I fail to see how this would NOT be a major concern…
Have any of you seen that show called Overhaulin’ on Discovery Channel? They play some tricks on people to trick them while they steal their car for a week and trick out their car….
February 2nd, 20101:42 pm
Forget the Superbowl; I’d like to take bets on the over/under of the age difference between cabravesfan and Venice Jim. I’ll set the early line at 15 years.
February 2nd, 20101:43 pm
as far as the Tigers go, good question posed earlier as to why the Tigers would trade Granderson to save money then pay Damon close to the same for this next year. If the Tigers were in love with the prospect they received back and knew they would trade Granderson eventually or if they soured on Granderson in general then I would understand the move. I still think it would be a good move for the Braves and allow Heyward to start the year in AAA, get his swing and confidence going, and then call him up in June moving an OF for a needed player (such as bullpen help) or prospects
I still like this offensive lineup:
SP (Hudson, Jurrjens, Hanson, Lowe, Kawakami)
February 2nd, 20101:44 pm
BAS – I suspect there are some folks on here who have a really good idea already…
February 2nd, 20101:46 pm
Bay Area Steve-
Can I get in on that?
Hey guys quick question I live in Louisivlle ky so which sattellite company would be the best to go through to get the most braves games? directv or dish network thanks
February 2nd, 20101:47 pm
Figgered, VJ. ‘Twas the only way I knew how to state my envy without just stating my envy. I mean, she’s a ‘Niners fan. What else matters?
February 2nd, 20101:53 pm
DOB: I don’t know that I’ll be so impressed with it as an overall movie
No offense taken. I completely understand and for the most part agree. I do enjoy seeing amazing special effects and find them best experienced on the big-screen (a great script/story or/and acting performance will remain just as riveting on DVD/BluRay as it did on the big screen). But the 3D, special effects… That stuff is just fun, like eye-candy. And Avatar is the Willie Wonka of eye-candy for a movie. Just astounding. I personally wasn’t all the impressed with the story. It was nothing new and had some holes in it (philosophical and plot). But I can see why it, like Titanic, got the Best Picture nod as that award goes to the producers and these guys produced an amazing world.
Arkansas Transplant – 18 hours left…
February 2nd, 2010
No worries there, I believe she can ease her mind.
February 2nd, 20101:54 pm
How many episodes are left, does anyone know? I’ll hate to see it end.
February 2nd, 20101:55 pm
Venice Jim, I can’t wait to rewatch all 6 seasons of LOST once the series is over. Not too many TV shows that I’ve gotten into that I can say that. Loved ALIAS and just got done cramming all 4 seasons of Prison Break off on DVD. Can’t say I have any real desire to watch either of those over again.
I suspect at some point, I’ll watch all of the House seasons when that show is done, could even think about firing of the first couple of seasons of 24. But LOST is different. Best writing on TV right now, I think. Has been for a while. At least in their genre of series. The Shield (which I’m only about 3 discs into season one of), is another that I could eventually see starting over on. The Practice is another series that I can’t wait to come out in it’s entirety on DVD. For whatever reasons, all they’ve released after all this time is season one. Must be some sort of legal hassle over it or something. I find it hard to believe that their isn’t enough customers for it to be released.
But can’t wait for the final season to start tonight and as stated, can’t wait to start all over again.
I’m not sure if you watch Flash Forward or not. But it’s odd seeing Dominic Monaghan playing a bad guy (or alleged bad guy). As it was watching ALIAS long after that series was over and seeing Terry O’Quinn playing anybody other than John Locke.
If i’m not mistaken Death Proof was Tarentino’s attempt to remake the B-list films he used to see as a kid. If so, I wouldn’t hold it against him that much since he said before it came out it wasn’t going to be as good as his other stuff.
February 2nd, 20101:56 pm
Does anyone watch “Better Off Ted”? That show is indicative of corporate america in every way.
February 2nd, 20101:57 pm
ARK Tran – my answer pre-posted to your question
February 2nd, 20101:58 pm
N8 – I still think of Dominic Monaghan as Meriadoc Brandybuck from the Rings Trilogy, so he’ll always be a Hobbit to me….
Gil In Mechanicsville
Wow RHR, I can buy at least two boxes for 20 bucks… Never confuse price with value…
February 2nd, 20101:59 pm
Venice Jim, Thanks
Arkansas Transplant, I believe there will only be 18 new episodes this season (if you’re still talking about LOST?).
They have stated that when all is said and done, there will have been 121 episodes, and according to imdb’s website, last season ended on episode 103.
February 2nd, 20102:00 pm
My apologies if this has already been posted, really looks like Boras is getting desperate here…
February 2nd, 20102:01 pm
If there’s 18 left, at least it will be around for awhile longer. I hate when they only run like 10 episodes of a series then they take a break which seems like forever. By that time you forget where they left off.
February 2nd, 20102:06 pm
Has anyone watched the new Starz series Spartacus:Blood and Sand? If you liked the flick 300 you’ll love this. It’s made the same way with the extreme blood/slow motion battle scenes and the like.
Bloody as all hell and likely not for everyone, but it is pretty decent-at least through the first two episodes. I think it’s on Wednesdays and Fridays (same episode) at 10 PM.
Like I said-if you liked 300, this is something you’d get into.
February 2nd, 20102:07 pm
Mopar muscle cars (dodge, crystler, and plymouth)…uhhhhh….Oh man, I would really love to get one to fix up.
February 2nd, 20102:08 pm
Venice Jim, yeah I suppose anybody who got into those, would. I actually have not seen them all. I own the trilogy (it was my mom’s and when she passed, I got most of her movies), and my 11 year old and I watched the first one a month or so ago, and as I suspected, it literally did nothing for me.
Just never have gotten into those kind of flicks. And similarily to my stance on this whole Avatar thing, the Rings movies very much fell into the so overhyped that I didn’t have any interest in seeing them, category. But I knew I wouldn’t like them anyhow.
February 2nd, 20102:10 pm
So you would consider I Love You, Man for one of the best movies of the year? — Fischerking04
Not one of my 10 favorites of the year, or even top 15. but top 20, probably (at least until I’ve seen The Messenger and a few others I mentioned that I haven’t seen but have heard great things about).
I thought Zombieland was better and funnier than either The Hangover or I Love You, Man, although I liked both of those a lot.
February 2nd, 20102:11 pm
N8 – the second Lord Of The Rings movie is infinitely better than the first, which is pretty slow. The last one is really good as well. I’m not into fantasy-type stuff normally, but these are really good movies.
February 2nd, 20102:12 pm
N8 – I first read the trilogy in college, and used to re-read it every summer during my teaching days, so I was very excited for a couple of years before the first one came out…
February 2nd, 20102:18 pm
Why is comparing a movie to Dances with Wolves an insult? D.W.W. is one of the best movies ever. It seems alot of people read that comparison as an insult of some sort when it’s actually quite a complement.
February 2nd, 20102:20 pm
Daslied and Venice, my mom had the books as well and always tried getting me into them. I’m sure I’ll eventually watch them all. But yeah, not really into the fantasy stuff either.
But that’s good to know that the 2nd one picks up a bit. But any solid trilogy usually does start off slow to set the stage for the story later on.
Even look at Star Wars. Technically A New Hope was part IV. But when Lucas returned to do the first three, the first one is ridiculously drawn out and rather boring, imo. Things might have been different had they been done in order.
Same with the Godfather trilogy. First one is rather slow, but definitely keeps your attention.
February 2nd, 20102:21 pm
Have you all heard about the new show coming in March on FX? Called Justified, and it looks terrific. They’ve been showing the trailers on FX. Great cast, including Shane (Georgia’s own Walton Goggins) from The Shield. The show looks gritty and violent like the other finest shows on the network (they get away with a lot more on FX, thankfully).
Here’s one trailer:
February 2nd, 20102:22 pm
I’m a huge fan of Tolkien’s work and consider this one of the best movies ever, but the first LOTR book and thus movie is very slow compared with the latter 2. You’re pretty much watching the introduction in the first movie.
February 2nd, 20102:25 pm
If the Braves believe that once Heyward arrives, he is here to stay, doesn’t it make sense to send him to AAA to keep him from being a Super 2. If he is truly a potential franchise type player, the $ he will be making in that fourth year of arbitration will be very high. Possibly Ryan Howard type numbers.
This is why signing another OF bat, like Damon, makes so much sense. The Braves should have some money available after trading Vazquez. Signing Damon allows the Braves the option of sending Heyward down. If no additional OF bats are added, then they almost have to keep Heyward up when the team breaks for Atlanta. Signing Damon now might cost money now, but will save a lot in the future.
February 2nd, 20102:30 pm
Exactly dmack2027. They started by talking a big game about giving Heyward every chance in spring training, and recently have been less enthusiastic about his chances. What has changed since earlier in the offseason? Absolutely nothing. It’s just the beginning of their spin to try and keep him off the opening day roster.
Thank goodness the national media is all over him as the top prospect. If he does do well in spring training and the Braves still demote him it will clearly show they are not trying to win now.
February 2nd, 20102:34 pm
I saw a trailer for Justified that they showed during the SOA season finale, and I told my wife, “that’s my next must-see-every-week show.” Doesn’t it premier in March?
That show does look good DOB. Thanks for the link. Can’t think of what looks like the main characters name in real life, but loved his character in The Girl Next Door (not a great show by any means – but any chance to see Kim Bauer as a porn star is “must see tv”, right?)
You’re right, the FX series are just fantastic. Rescue Me, The Shield, Nip/Tuck…
How was last season of Rescue Me by the way? I need to buy it on DVD. Normally we watch that when it’s on. But were so busy last summer we fell way behind, and then were just going to watch the whole season off of our DVR, but then the DVR took a crap on us, so it had to be replaced and we lost all the episodes. I think we watched the first couple of them and that was it. Never really heard much from anybody about it. I’ll assume it was as good as always?
Never mind, just re-read your post. March it is.
February 2nd, 20102:36 pm
Any Steve Earle fans, if you’ve wondered whether remastered and expanded stuff is worth it: It is with Copperhead Road. The remastered sound on original album is big upgrade, but the big thing is the second disc, which has 11 previously unreleased live songs from a 1987 show in Raleigh, five songs from a 1989 show in Calgary previously released as B sides and bonus tracks, and a great live cover of Springsteen’s Nebraska from 1988, which I think was previously available only on Earle’s 2002 UK best-of album, The Collection.
February 2nd, 20102:37 pm
Anyone else think the A’s could be competitive this year?
“Justified” stars Timothy Olyphant who was in another great TV series called “Deadwood”. I loved that show….has to be in my top 10 favorite all time.
Say it ain't so!
I have seen the adverts for Justified and am looking forward to it. Timothy Olyphant is in it. I like him a lot. He was great in Deadwood. One of my top 10 all time favorite dramas.
February 2nd, 20102:41 pm
Earle was just in Fargo on Sunday night. Was going to go down with my ex-bandmate that is the editor for Vintage Guitar magazine, but my wife went to Colorado for the weekend and I had the kids. So unfortunately, I missed out. Not a huge fan, but have heard great things about his live shows, which usually is where artists win me over if I’m not a huge fan of their albums.
“Say it ain’t so! ”
February 2nd, 20102:44 pm
thanks for the HU on Copperhead Rd, will see if the local record store has it
February 2nd, 20102:45 pm
Heath, I know where there is a ‘71 Challenger – original Plum Crazy Purple for sale. My husband and his partner in Vintage Motion picked this one up (I believe in Virginia) a couple of years back. They have decided to try to sell it before going into restoration. If you are interested, let me know and we’ll figure out a way to connect you with our friend. Of course, if you wanted someone to fix it up for you, Vintage Motion does great work. To see the cars that we’ve done already go to http://vintagemotion.tripod.com/.
February 2nd, 20102:49 pm
Justified, starring “Herman” from “Herman’s Head”? Anything with Timothy Olyphant will be good. If it’s even close to being as good as Deadwood it will be a winner IMO. If it’s closer to being as good as Herman’s Head they might not want to make more than 5 episodes to start!
February 2nd, 20102:53 pm
A ‘71 Challenger is like the epitomy of Mopar…. ao, obviously you could not have mentioned a better car to peak my interest. Does he do customer interior, sound, and everything? What kind of price for the car as is and what kind of cost for the work? I may want to do a lot myself. Summit Racing is literally only 10 minutes from my house!
February 2nd, 20102:54 pm
Agreed on Justified, Olyphant, and Deadwood. Looking forward to that show alot. Deadwood was fantastic and I was happy to see him in Damages season 2 (my wife absolutely loves him, for other reasons…). Will be nice to see him in this show and going head to head with Shane (doesn’t look like to much of a stretch for him, from the previews).
February 2nd, 20103:00 pm
guidance for a place I can get great italian meat/cheese in atlanta? I know toscano’s curious if there is something better.
February 2nd, 20103:07 pm
DirecTV should be the better choice. It carries MLB Network and Dish doesn’t, or at least it didn’t early last year. Unless you live in the Braves’ home market, you’ll have to buy MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings to get any Braves games. My guess is that Louisville’s either in the Cardinals’ or the Reds’ home market, so you’ll probably have to pay extra.
February 2nd, 20103:09 pm
February 2nd, 20103:10 pm
and then it was time for some OILS
February 2nd, 20103:11 pm
Heath, right now the car is in Florida. But I’m thinking it wouldn’t be too much of a problem getting it up to this area. I’ll check with the husband to see what the price is at right now and let you know.
February 2nd, 20103:17 pm
Oh, and Heath, the body of the car is actually in pretty good shape. Not a lot of body work to be done on it. My husband’s specialty is building the motor and putting all the “guts” in. He also is really good at the body work and is pretty much a perfectionist. We sub-contract interiors and sound systems, as well as the actual paint job.
February 2nd, 20103:24 pm
You might want to try the Dekalb Farmer’s market on E.Ponce. I am not sure about Italian meats and cheese in particular but they have a good selection of most international foods.
February 2nd, 20103:26 pm
Heath, call me at 888-472-7468 and I can give you a few more details on the Challenger.
February 2nd, 20103:30 pm
I wish I had realized that Dish Network didn’t carry the MLB Network before I switched over from Directv. O’well, Directv really ticked me off and it’s highly unlikely that I’ll ever go back to them.
February 2nd, 20103:31 pm
DOB — I would agree with your pre-viewing assessment of “Avatar,” and if that’s what you’re thinking going in, at least you probably won’t be disappointed. The effects are awesome and visually stunning, but the story is predictable, the acting isn’t anything special, and the dialogue is cringe-worthy at times.
Don’t know about how others feel, but I’m not sure that having 10 nominations for Best Picture is a good thing. Of the movies on the list, I’d have “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglorious Basterds,” “Precious,” “Up In the Air,” and “Up” (though I’d replace either of the last two with “Crazy Heart”). I still need to see “An Education” and “A Serious Man,” but that’s what I’d have.
February 2nd, 20103:32 pm
Steve Earle has some pretty strong views. He seems to be the Bill Maher of music.
I just figured I’d look up S. Earle because the guy is mentioned so much around here. You know, I don’t think like he does, but we’re all different in one way or another, I guess. I just don’t see how somebody would want the death penalty abolished.
February 2nd, 20103:38 pm
Usually if you call DirecTV and tell them you are thinking of switching to Dish, they will offer you whatever Dish was offering, plus other goodies…
February 2nd, 20103:44 pm
Godfather I slow? With Khartoum’s demise, Sonny beating the crap out of Carlo in the street, the causeway scene, Michael at the hospital and then at Louis’ in the Bronx, the baptism scene …?
Godfather II was slower paced than the first one.
Godfather III … well, …..
February 2nd, 20103:48 pm
Stinger Splash, you’re right, I watched Godfather II a few weeks back and I think it’s still on.
BAS – aim higher….Jim’s 16 years older than me .. and I think I’ve got close to 10 on cab…of course, either of them could have been child prodigies who graduated high school at age 12 or something, thus throwing my math off, but facebook is all I got to go on so….
I will say that Jim doesn’t look as much older than her as he probably is. You go, Jim!
February 2nd, 20103:49 pm
the pricing wasn’t really the problem. Dish is cheaper but it was Directv’s inability to get me a DVR that made me switch. I had 5 wonderful years with them prior to that. I basically had a lazy technician who didn’t want to run the wiring necessary for me to have their version of the DVR and when I called them, they didn’t offer me any solutions. Now they are ticking me off even more because they won’t stop calling me in order to try and convince me to switch back.
I switched from Dish to Direct last year because Dish didnt carry games aired on Peachtree. I heard that they do now…dont know
February 2nd, 20103:52 pm
RHR – you probably have 9 on her…it is less than a quarter century difference…and I hope you’re right about the last part…
February 2nd, 20103:53 pm
Just two things that are making me believe Damon doesn’t sign with the Braves
1- Damon and Boras seem to be on the Tiger hunt
2- DOB thinks Tigers probably can and will offer more money than Atl.
Just hope now Nate has cut down on that uppercut stroke he has. Not ideal for a leadoff hitter.
February 2nd, 20103:54 pm
I got every game from mid-season on on Dish NW. Peachtree games were on one of the alternate channels and just showed up unadvertised.
February 2nd, 20103:56 pm
Wow, how can I hit the submit button and there already be posts below mine?
I the Peachtree Tv is a part of the local package. I’ll have to check to make sure though since I only watch that station when the Braves are on.
February 2nd, 20103:58 pm
Im not in Peachtrees local viewing area…its an alternative channel on my sys.
February 2nd, 20104:01 pm
What part of TN Brian?
February 2nd, 20104:02 pm
PTtv is awful. They seem to have a technical malfunction at least once per game and JJ takes nerdness to a whole new level. He’s PWHjort times a hundred, folks.
February 2nd, 20104:03 pm
its funny to me how strong the damon to detroit rumors are, when the only thing we have heard from detroit is “were not interested”.
I agree(about PTtv).
February 2nd, 20104:06 pm
I love direct tv – no complaints here. SO much cheaper than what I was paying charter for the exact same thing.
February 2nd, 20104:07 pm
“What part of TN Brian” Bravissimo
Huh? I don’t get what you’re asking me man.
February 2nd, 20104:08 pm
Ok, so it looks like I’ll be able to get all of the Braves games , just on MLB Network .
February 2nd, 20104:10 pm
That should read just no MLB Network.
February 2nd, 20104:11 pm
TnBrian….If you live in TN….what part?
It wouldn’t surprise me if the Damon to Detroit rumors are Boras trying to get more $ for Damon. He does it with every client and yet teams continue to fall for it.
I really hope Damon has to “settle” for 3 million…and then starts a mass exodus from Boras. I would really enjoy seeing many of Boras’ top clients leaving him because he stalls too much. I really think Damon could have had a 2 year, 14 million dollar deal from Yanks if he would have been willing to sign when free agency began in November.
The last two off seasons has shown that the “early bird gets the worm” and that aging players will not get big paydays just because of what they used to be able to do. Hopefully, teams have learned their lesson with massive contracts (especially for aging players)and this trend continues.
DAP, Tigers might just be (and probably are) just a Boras punching bag to make other teams acknowledge Damon still exists. Kind of like a girl wearing extra tight pants and a lower top to get noticed.
February 2nd, 20104:12 pm
I’m not as much older than her as I thought, scoots.
February 2nd, 20104:13 pm
Bravissimo, Chattanooga. Sorry about that.
February 2nd, 20104:14 pm
BAS – aim higher….Jim’s 16 years older than me .. and I think I’ve got close to 10 on cab…
Geez louise, LOL. That takes “May-December” into a whole ‘nother year!
February 2nd, 20104:15 pm
So, Directv doesn’t have DVR’s? I was thinking of switching to them so I could get MLB Network.
February 2nd, 20104:17 pm
Wow, I just got the dreaded “Your Posting Too Quickly”. Shouldn’t the fact that I haven’t posted anything in like 4 months give me some leeway?
I loved Directv too while I was with them but I don’t regret my decision to switch. Having a DVR has been life changing. Plus even after all of the specials run out, Dish’s price with the DVR service included is still about $10 cheaper than what I was paying to Directv with no DVR.
February 2nd, 20104:19 pm
TnBrian…no prob….my wife is from Jackson..
February 2nd, 20104:22 pm
I’ve had DVR since it came out so yeah, I can’t imagine life without it. I got it the instant it came out on charter cable, seems like it was about 10 years ago but it might not have been that long. Anyway..my bill with charter digital cable, dvr, and hi-speed internet was $176 month. Direct tv, with dvr and all the same channels I got on charter, is $88.18 month and I still pay charter $34 month for hi-speed internet so we’re talking about over $50 a month here…and I really loved it when I was on the introductory price with DTV, my bill was something like $35 a month for a year lol.
February 2nd, 20104:25 pm
Sorry, my neighbor needed me…. Do I need to ask for anyone in particular? (You can email me at one of my junk email accounts for that…. firstname.lastname@example.org)
sheeesh bravegrl4life. That site is loading massive images and then squeezing them down in the HTML rendering. Takes a while to load.
This is a beautiful image of the work, and perhaps a link to this sized image would be nice, but for the image on the main info pages, a smaller version would load much, much faster… an image such as this can be easily shrunk by a free source on the web: http://www.shrinkpictures.com/
February 2nd, 20104:26 pm
True, Wren is not holding purse strings, however, he committed $15M a year for 3 years to Lowe, and $15M a year for 3 years to Chipper. That is what has handicapped moves. Would any other team commit that kind of money to Lowe or Chipper that this stage of their careers.
February 2nd, 20104:30 pm
Did you have to get a second cable outlet installed when you swiched to Directv? That was the issue that I had. Their new DVR lets you record from 2 channels while watching a third but you have to have a double cable outlet in order for it to work. The technician gave me some crap about he couldn’t do it because my outlet & tv were on an interior wall rather than an exterior wall. This wasn’t a problem with Dish because they use wireless to run 2 tvs off of one receiver. So while I can only watch one channel while recording another, I can watch what I record on 2 different tvs.
February 2nd, 20104:33 pm
Would any other team commit that kind of money to Lowe or Chipper that this stage of their careers.
Chipper being the special case that he is, a franchise icon marching towards the hall-of-fame and still producing at an above average rate, signed that contract after winning a batting title and leading the majors in hitting for a good chunk of three seasons. More than likely, yes.
Lowe,… after he remained unsigned for considerable time last year and was deemed “untradable” this winter, no.
Funny coincidence that some here are talking about the movie “I Love You, Man” – I couldn’t sleep last night so went downstairs & caught that movie on HBO – when it came out I had very little interest in seeing it, but I thought it was really good. Granted, I had low expectations, but it was fun and funny. Hangover, to me and for my taste, actually lived up to the hype that my friends built up around it. I haven’t seen Zombieland yet….
February 2nd, 20104:34 pm
For the record, it’s just under 9 years…
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